American Jewry's Great Untapped Resource: Grandparents https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2016/01/american-jewrys-great-untapped-resource-grandparents/

They’ve got time, money, and love to spare, and there are more of them than ever. Why isn’t the Jewish community enlisting their help?

January 28, 2016 | Jack Wertheimer
About the author: Jack Wertheimer is professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His latest book, The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice their Religion Today, has been issued recently as a paperback.

A Jewish grandfather and grandchild in the 1990 film Avalon.

In The Best Boy in the United States of America, the Jewish educator Ron Wolfson pens what amounts to a love letter to his grandparents, whose wise and benevolent influence has continued long after their demise to shape his life, his values, and his loyalties as a Jew. Wolfson’s story has elicited paeans of confirming praise from readers eager to share their own grateful memories of grandparents like his.

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